Tuesday, July 30, 2013

My eyes need your help!

A question I always get asked is, "Do you wear contacts?!" People ask me this because my eyes are so blue and they just assume I buy my eye color. Nope, born with it!

Trust me, if I wasn't blind I absolutely would not want wear contacts. For years I've had contacts. I used to have the monthly ones, but shortly after wearing then my eyes would get all swollen and red. People either thought I was stoned or I had pink eye. It was awful. 

I found out I was allergic to contacts and the eye doctor I was going to at the time was the only one to be able to figure that out. The only solution at the time was to get these prescription eye drops that cost around $40-$50 AFTER insurance. The bottle was smaller than the size of travel size eye drops. They helped, but a few months later I wanted another solution.

My eye doctor had moved to another office and the new guy told me I probably couldn't wear contacts. I wasn't a fan of that. So we went through a bunch of trials of different contacts. Finally, the only ones that worked were the Bausch & Lomb Daily contacts. They're about $35 for a 45 day supply, but they're great. 

Lately I've been going out, forgetting to grab my glasses and waking up and not being able to open my eyes. Trust me, being allergic to something you put in your eyes is not enjoyable. I love my glasses, but sometimes I like to change things up and I'd really like to get another cute pair. So I've been online shopping, no surprise there.

I've seen a few cute pairs...

Above: Firmoo

Above: BonLook

Above: FramesDirect

I really like the square frame glasses. I received a pair from Firmoo a few months back, but I didn't have prescription lens put in. I've seen quite a few from BonLook that I'm interested in and I really like that they offer free shipping and 100% refunds. The Versace ones from FramesDrirect are super cute, but maybe too much since I'm just looking for a back-up pair.

I'm so indecisive, so please feel free to help me out with deciding!
Also if any of you wear glasses, where do you normally order them from?


  1. I abuse my eyes with contacts too and keep looking for new frames that I am more likely to wear. Unfortunately, I am also indecisive, so I can't help. My sister ordered hers from Warby Parker, they actually send you several pairs to try on at home and then you send back the ones you don't want. She raves about the company!

  2. I know that this is ridiculous, but I love the Versace pair. Even if they are just part time glasses, get em!

  3. Oh my goodness your eyes are gorgeous! I'm a contact wearer and glasses wearer too. Picking out new frames is really hard for me too. Glad you found a pair of contacts that would work for your eyes. It would be kind of a bummer to be stuck with glasses all the time.

  4. Your eyes are beautiful! I often get asked the same question but if my hair colour is mine or do I colour it? To which I reply "its all natural!"

    Mel's Corner


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